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A residential fire occurred on Perry Street on Wednesday, December 19.

The Guntersville Fire Department responded to a residential fire on Perry Street on Wednesday, December 19.

According to Deputy Chief Brian Walls, the cause of the fire is still undetermined, but it started inside near the middle of the home.

He said a passerby originally called it in to the department, and no one was home when it started so there were no injuries.

He said the fire damage in the house was mostly contained to the area where the fire started, but there was a lot of smoke and heat damage throughout the home.

He also said they had to tear away some of the area adjacent to where the fire was burning, and there was some water damage after putting the fire out.

“They can’t live in it right now,” he said.

According to Walls, they were able to have the fire put out in about 10 minutes.

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